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Babies, Children and Family Health

Medicine on Second specialize in family health. You may well have seen one of our doctors, Dr Roger Morris' regular column about family health in the popular Sunshine Coast magazine Kids on the Coast.  We also engage in initiatives such as Big Play Outs where we treat local early childhood centre's to a morning of education and fun by providing one of our doctor's specialising in children's health (and most importantly able to connect with children at their level), a healthy morning tea, and a children’s author to increase small children’s health awareness. 

It is our aim to not just be doctor sitting behind an intimidating desks waiting for sick people to come in, but rather to actually go out into the community and speak about prevention rather than cure and show how much we really care by educating children (and their parents) about health.

People interested in hosting Cheryl or a Big Play Out at their educational facility should contact Nicky Jardine of Medicine on Second on 07 5443 9455 or practice.manager@medicineonsecond.com.au.

Articles about Baby and Childrens Health

Children aged under 16 can see most of our doctors for free under our bulk billing arrangement through Medicare. Even better, we offer a ‘same day policy'. That's right. Call us and be seen by a doctor on the same day (conditions apply).

For your convenience please find below some articles about baby and children's health which you may find useful.  You can read even more articles here.

  • Childhood Fractures - Falls are the most common cause of injury in children presenting to an emergency department. Children with their relatively large heads, flexible bones and limited ability to protect themselves during a fall, frequently suffer from bone fractures and minor head injuries...
  • Headlice can leave you scratching your head - Having children with recurrent head lice can be frustrating for parents and can, quite literally, have parents scratching their own heads as to how to rid themselves and their children of the problem. Head lice are tiny insects that live on the human scalp and lay their eggs on hair shafts near the scalp.
  • Emotional abuse - easier than you think - Abuse and maltreatment of children is one of the most significant public health problems, with major implications for the mental and physical health of the abused child. Psychological or emotional abuse refers to a pattern of relationship with the child that involves damaging attitudes, feelings and responses to a child's emotional needs. Neglect, also a form of abuse, is the failure to provide physical and emotional requirements for healthy development. Chronic neglect reflects a repeated failure to meet the child's basic needs, and can have physical, developmental and emotional consequences.
  • Causes of Infant Colic - Infant Colic = recurrent episodes of irritability, fussing, or excessive crying lasting for a total of more than 3 hours a day, on more than 3 days a week, for more than 3 weeks.
  • Problem Crying in infancy - Up to 20% of parents report a problem with infant crying or irritability in the first 3 months of life. Here are some handy reasons and interventions to help the problem.
  • Child Car Restraints - A recent RACQ survey showed that parents were putting their children at risk by incorrectly using child restraints in cars. The survey showed almost half of four to seven-year-olds are being transported dangerously. And many parents – more than one in three – are mistakenly using adult seatbelts alone to restrain toddlers – a practice which can cause severe injuries to young children in a crash. Forty-five percent of children surveyed were being driven around in unsuitably fitted restraints, the incorrect type of car seat and, worst of all, without any specific child restraint at all. Most alarming to the organisers of the survey was that 1 in 10 toddlers were traveling in the front seat, a practice considered negligent to safety advocates, given front seatbelts and airbags are only designed to restrain adult passengers.